Places to Propose in Dallas
Dallas has more to offer than just big Texas swagger. It’s an energetic city with a growing arts scene and unique pockets of rich culture, interesting architecture and natural beauty.
Explore Dallas’ lesser-known artsy side, and you’ll find the perfect spot for a romantic proposal. If you’re not yet sure where to propose, these ideas will put you on the right track.
Stroll & Savor
Public ArtWalk Dallas is a free, self-guided tour of art and architecture that spans 3.3 miles throughout the Arts District and downtown Dallas. Download a map, research pieces that interest you, then take a walk with you sweetheart. Propose with a diamond engagement ring in front of your favorite piece of art, whether it’s Fountain Place or the Cathedral Mural.
Art for the Heart
The Dallas Arts District is the largest in the country, with 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks. Spend an evening exploring its nooks and crannies, stopping by museum exhibitions, churches, restaurants and performance halls. For a more detailed look at Dallas’ architectural history, sign up for a 90-minute walking tour that will guide you through the 1890s until present day. Tours are held at 10 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month at the ceremonial entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art. Grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat at a café or restaurant after your tour, and pop the question over dessert.
Garden of Delight
Escape the busy city and enter the magical world of Nasher Sculpture Center. The center is composed of a 10,000 indoor gallery space and a 1.5 acre outdoor “roofless museum.” Head to the garden, a peaceful oasis in the middle of the Dallas Arts District, featuring live oaks, weeping willows, stone pathways, pools, fountains and 25 large-scale sculptures. Find a quiet spot ideal for your romantic proposal.
Plan a Venetian-inspired proposal – complete with a charming gondola ride – like college sweethearts Phill and Natalie. Phill knew Natalie was the one for him from the very first time they met, and he decided the time to propose was right while they were vacationing in Dallas with their two best friends. Some of their happiest times together had been on the water – on a boat, along a river or by the ocean – so Phill wanted to incorporate that element into his proposal.
He worked with Paparazzi Proposals to set up a gondola ride in Dallas for the two of them (while their friends claimed to be getting food, but were actually watching nearby with confetti ready). In a peaceful, intimate moment, while they were gliding over the water in the gondola, Phill proposed with a diamond engagement ring. Natalie was completely surprised, and the happy couple celebrated with their friends after she said “yes.”
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